Great Blue and White Herons, sketchbook watercolor, 5x8"
My favorite painting of this group!
Still splashing about with watercolors... haven't stopped since the 30 watercolors in 30 days challenge. Watercolors in the morning, once in a while a pastel, and oils in the afternoon, not a bad plan.
I think it's healthy for an artist to work in different mediums, one informs the other. I've learned a lot about simplifying masses with watercolor, and a lot about color with pastels. My oil paintings are showing the results (I hope). Have not been showing oil paintings until my show in March at the Hughes Gallery in Boca Grande.
Here are a few recent watercolors:
Snookhaven Again, sketchbook watercolor and gouache
Morning Splash, Chadwick Park, 6x9" on Arches cold press
Wave Study, sketchbook watercolor and gouache
Card for Angie, watercolor, 8x6" Arches cold press
Farmer's Market, sketchbook watercolor
Safe Anchorage, sketchbook watercolor, Chadwick Park
Poinciana Trees, sketchbook watercolor, Englewood Sports Park
Blue Shed and Poinciana Trees Again, sketchbook watercolor
Have outfitted my Strada easel for watercolor or oil just by changing the original palette with matboard. Love how an Arches block fits inside. John drilled holes in the side panel to hold brushes.
Blue shed with the thumbnail sketch
Stormy and my rolling studio setup on location.